Operative treatment of chance injuries in the paediatric population

  title={Operative treatment of chance injuries in the paediatric population},
  author={Sean Suttor and Randolph J Gray and Corrine Bridge and Andrew Cree},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
Chance fractures are an uncommon spine injury in the paediatric population. As such there is a relative paucity of evidence in the literature to guide management decisions. We present our single centre experience in the operative management of these injuries. All patients presenting to a tertiary paediatric trauma centre between 2000 and 2008 were included. Retrospective analysis of clinical (SRS-22 and Oswestry) and radiological outcomes was undertaken. Twelve patients underwent operative… CONTINUE READING

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